Replacement for Andrew Pollock to sit in Grampian and the Highlands and Islands is announced

Margaret Neilson appointed as new sheriff in the north

Published: 16/06/2009

A new sheriff has been appointed to sit in courts in Grampian and the Highlands and Islands.

Margaret Neilson will replace Sheriff Alexander Pollock, who is to retire on July 21 after more than 15 years on the bench in the Highlands and north-east.

Sheriff Pollock sat in sheriff courts in Aberdeen and Elgin but has been based in Inverness since 2001.

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